Northwest Stars - Building On Our Strengths
Welcome to Northwest Stars! Below you will find the latest and greatest news and accomplishments from our schools.
Dearborn Elementary host Medal of Honor Ceremony and Talks for Northwest Students
October 6, 2017
Left, (from left to right) Northwest Director Nader Delnavaz, LA School Police officer, Medal of Honor Recipients Sgt. Morris & Col. Donlon, and Superintendent Nacorda. Right, Dearborn Principal Estrada displaying Medals of Honor with Sgt. Morris & Col. Donlon.
Two Medal of Honor recipients who served in the Army spoke about courage integrity & resilience to students from Dearborn El & Holmes MS.
San Jose Street Elementary hosts Boardmember Kelly Gonez and Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez
October 6, 2017Above, (left to right) Northwest Director Donna Gilliland, Principal Estrada, and Boardmember Kelly Gonez
Northwest Middle Schools host Meet the Magnets Night at SepulvedaOctober 5, 2017
Walk to School Day 2017October 4, 2017Top left, Superintendent Nacorda walking to school with students from Holmes Middle School. Top middle, Principal Torress with students and LA School Police in front of Panorama City ES. Top Right, students, staff, and community from Patrick Henry walking to school. Bottom three, Board Member Kelly Gonez of Board District 6 visits students and staff at Panorama City ES on Walk to School Day.
Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October.
Vintage Magnet honored as National Blue Ribbon School
September 28, 2017Left, the award-winning Vintage Math/Science/Technology Magnet features a hands-on approach to learning. Right, Vintage Magnet Principal Mourao and Superintendent Nacorda on the day of the announcement.
Two L.A. Unified schools – Vintage Magnet in North Hills and Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy in Wilmington – were named today as National Blue Ribbon Schools in recognition of their progress in closing the achievement gap. The award from the U.S. Department of Education affirms the hard work of educators, students, families and school communities in creating a safe teaching and learning environment in which students can reach their potential. The honorees will receive their awards in November at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Councilmember Mitch Englander hosts Local District Northwest Principals at Round Table Meeting and Breakfast
September 28, 2017Left, Councilmember Mithch Englander, Jackie Lawson of the LA District Attorney's Office, Superintendent Joseph Nacorda, and Northwest Director Pia Sadaqatmal. Top center, Jackie Lawson, Northwest Director Cara Schneider, and Superintendent Joseph Nacorda. Bottom center, Napa St ES Principal Brenda Fernandez, Jackie Lawson, and Director Sadaqtmal. Right, LA School Police officer Sgt. George Sandoval, Brenda Fernandez, and Jackie Lawson.
Thank you Councilmember Mitch Englander for hosting our Northwest team at your principal round table event.
Monroe High School teacher Isela Lieber recognized by LA City Council
September 28, 2017Left, Monroe HS Principal Rosas congratulates Teacher of the Year Isela Lieber forher LA City Council Honor.
Congratulations to Ms. Lieber for the great work she continues to do for Northwest students!Holmes Middle School holds "Ice Cream with a Cop" event in partnership with LA School police and Board member Schmerelson
September 25, 2017Left, Boardmember Scott Schmerelson and School Police officers serving ice cream. Top-center, Sgt. George Sandoval serving ice cream to students. Top-right, Boardmember Schmerelson, Superintendent Nacorda, Holmes MS Pricnipal D'Aloisio, LA School Police Chief Zipperman. Bottom-center, LA School Police Officers presenting to students. Bottom-right, LA School Police officer connecting with Holmes Middle School students.
The “Ice Cream with a Cop” event was held at Holmes MS on Friday, September 22nd. In partnership with LA School Police and Board Member Schmerelson.
Student Recovery Day at Kennedy High School
September 14, 2017Above, (from left to right) Board District 3 staff member Ankur Patel, Driector Donna Gilliland, Boradmember Scott Schmerelson, Pupil Services and Attendance Administrator Dionne Ash, Kennedy HS staff member, Kennedy Principal Richard Chavez, and Director Pia Sadaqatmal.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is implemented its Ninth Annual Student Recovery Day(SRD) on Thursday, September 14, 2017. The goal is to locate and recover students that have not graduated from high school and have dropped out and offer resources and support to re-engage these students in school. Kennedy Senior high School was the lead location in Local District Northwest for this year’s efforts. Great work Northwest team and community!
College Faire Extraordinaire 2017 at Pierce College
September 7, 2017Above, the Northwest team connecting with community and promoting a college-going culture at Pierce College's College Fair Extraordinaire.
Over 3000 participants attended LAUSD-Local District Northwest College Fair Extraordinaire at Pierce College on September 7, 2017.